In the 1920’s, President Hoover actually expanded the FBI following prohibition as organized crime sprang into existence trafficking alcohol. John Dillinger, a famous mobster, was even taken down by the FBI. Mobsters flourished for the next 40 years, and by the 1960’s there were more than twenty mob families around the country generating roughly 7 billion dollars in revenue. Over the years, we all came to know famous mobsters like Bugsy Siegel, Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, Whitey Bulger, and more.
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